Chinese Rice Soup

READY IN: 3hrs 5mins

We always make this soup when someone in my house is feeling under the weather. It's simple and very tasty.

Top Review by amirakl

I get requests for this soup when I have dinner parties. I add more of each ingredient to the chicken for more taste and add more water. The rice soaks up the water a lot and gets really thick otherwise. Great simple recipe!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Rinse the jasmine rice in cold water.
  2. Transfer to a large stock pot.
  3. Sprinkle the 2 tsps. salt and shake mildly to combine.
  4. Add the 10 cups of cold water and 1/2 cup cooking oil and partially cover.
  5. Turn on stove to HIGH and bring the rice/water mixture to boil.
  6. Reduce heat to MEDIUM to MEDIUM/LOW and cook for 3 hours, stirring occasionally The soup will thicken over time; if too thick for your taste, add water and continue cooking.
  7. Meanwhile, combine chicken, 1/2 tsp salt, sugar, soy sauce, cornstarch and cooking oil and stir to cover chicken with marinade.
  8. Let chicken sit for at least 30 minutes to marinate.
  9. If you are marinating overnight, combine all but the oil and add the oil right before using in the soup.
  10. During the last 15 minutes, add chicken and stir around to cook, about 5-10 minutes.
  11. Serve in heat resistant bowl.

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